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Online 1.7.2022

Call for applications: Nordic Health Challenge 2022 – Malaysia

Apply by July 1st.


Participation for this virtual pitching is free of charge.

Apply now

More information


Kirsi Armanto
Chief Advisor
Business Finland, Growth Companies
Health and Wellbeing
kirsi.armanto (at)
 +358 50 396 2846

Why participate?

Meet & Present round for Malaysian stakeholders is taking place during 10th-20th August.


  • Network: Gain access to regional innovation network in Malaysia for knowledge sharing, product showcase and market expansion

  • POC: Gain access to Sandboxes for product/solution trials and POC

  • Mentorship: Gain access to network of local and global experts to further develop your solution and adapt to local context and regulations

  • Funding: Gain access to funding to test and scale up your solution

  • Market visit to Malaysia

See the awards & benefits.

Background information

The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and related risk factors in Malaysia have risen substantially in the last two decades. This rapid increase in the number of patients suffering from NCDs presents a major challenge to public health and the economy of Malaysia. Hence, new and innovative solutions that can augment the healthcare system and tackle the rising health challenges are in high demand in Malaysia and the Southeast Asia region.

Business Sweden, Business Finland and Innovation Norway have just launched the Nordic Digital Health Innovation Challenge 2022. The goal of this initiative is to identify Nordic high-potential solutions that will help address the growing issue of non-communicable diseases in Malaysia, which is among the highest in Southeast Asia.

Calling for all digital health solutions targeting the following areas of NCDs:

  • Mass Screening
  • Early Detection
  • Patient Awareness
  • Doctor Awareness

For Nordic companies, this initiative offers an excellent opportunity to showcase and create interest for the solution in Malaysia/APAC, engage with key decision makers and stakeholders within the healthcare sector and finally various funding and accelerator programs. Virtual part of the challenge is free of charge. Later in the fall, a market visit is planned. 


For more information, see the webinar recording from 24th of May.

See the webinar material.